New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Sour - Berliner Weisse
3.87 | pDev: 10.08%
Sep 30, 2019
Jun 09, 2013
Very Good
Notes: Incorrigible celebrates the beauty of mischief. Wild yeasts and bacteria run free in our sour-aging cellar, the House of Funk, creating vibrant sour and acidic character in this delicate, yet complex wheat beer. The refreshingly tart session beer will tease your palate with a subtle, layered nuance.
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden apricot pour with 1 finger of fizzy white head. Falls fast... modest lacing.

S: Tart and funky. Green fruit and lemon citrus.

T.F: Tart up front... just shy of a pucker. Funky... unripened fruit.. pear, green apple, and a bit of pineapple. Lemon citrus and vinegar... maybe some dry white wine. Light bodied with effervescent carbonation.

O: An outstanding and sessionable sour. Great flavor and love the low ABV. A good pick if you want a sour you can drink for awhile.

Sep 30, 2019
4.09 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut on May 13, 2019
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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 6/12/15 @ Village Inn.

See-through golden appearance.

Almost no white head; no lace.

Burnt caramel, apple juice & mild tartness in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel with a champagne bite.

Slightly tart apple flavor; not as complex as the nose promised but a refreshing summer sipper.

Apr 22, 2019
3.84 by Richard-Scott from Georgia on Jan 27, 2019
3.91 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Jul 31, 2018
3.96 by bluehende from Delaware on May 06, 2018
4 by paulish from New York on May 06, 2018
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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

Poured from 22oz bottle into glass. Stamped on bottle is bottling date of '08/30/17 10:04'.
Pale gold colored body, cloudy. Fizzy head dissipates to just a partial cap fed by bubbles. No lacing.
Tart, lemon aroma. Barnyard funk also.
Taste is more tart than sour, but some sourness is there too. Has definite green apple, pear and lemon aspects. Slight white wine vinous.
Not really dry enough to encourage rapid sipping. This is not a nuanced sour, with multiple layers than appear within the taste profile.
More toward a medium mouth feel, with the tart aspects dominant.
This would be best on a warmer spring day, or when paired with spicy cheese, fruit, and charcuterie board.

Feb 13, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by mdfb79 from New York

Good and especially great for the price, but lots of vinegar to the taste. Not much fruit, acedic body and moderate carbonation.

A decent sour worth checking out...hard to find a $5 bomber of a sour out there.

Nov 28, 2017
3.77 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Nov 28, 2017
3.75 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Oct 28, 2017
3.7 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Oct 18, 2017
3.71 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Oct 08, 2017
4.21 by JeffSK from Wisconsin on Sep 16, 2017
4.09 by Lelampp from Ohio on Jun 17, 2017
3.85 by MurphDog14 from Illinois on Apr 30, 2017
3.85 by Hayes86 from Michigan on Apr 29, 2017
3.89 by drstalker from Illinois on Mar 26, 2017
3.75 by atrocity from Virginia on Mar 13, 2017
3.96 by Chris912 from Illinois on Oct 26, 2016
4.24 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Oct 18, 2016
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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Zebra from Michigan

Look: Pale gold. Not much head, but that's probably due to a lazy pour on my part.

Smell: Apple cider vinegar, without much of anything else sticking out. Perhaps there's a slight crackery malt hiding in the background, but it's very subdued.

Taste: Vinegary tang overlaying a flavor that falls between champagne and a dry cider. I wasn't a fan at first, but this is my first sour, and as I sip it gets more and more enjoyable. For those of you who've never had a sour before, I will warn that this doesn't evoke any of the "typical" flavors of beer one might expect. No malt, no hops, but that's not a bad thing. The label doesn't indicate the presence of any fruit, but there's a green apple element going on here.

Feel: Strong, tingly carbonation which complements the tangy flavor quite well. A medium-light body and zero alcohol warming makes this quite drinkable.

Overall: I was sure I hated this upon taking my first sip, but by the end of the bottle I was sad it was gone. Other reviews here seem to suggest that this is a pretty mediocre sour compared to others, but for a first-timer with no frame of reference it makes for quite a satisfying, unique experience. It's not something I'd buy regularly, but it would make a nice alternative to champagne for a special occasion. Recommended? Absolutely.

Sep 17, 2016
4.2 by Lingenbrau from Oregon on Sep 16, 2016
3.72 by BubbleBobble from New York on Sep 07, 2016
4 by BHansen214 from Michigan on Aug 13, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pkalix from California

no date on the bottle, but i've been holding it since 2014. chardonnay look in the glass with a little white fuzz (fizz) around the edges. earthy and tart on the nose and the tongue. definitely sour! didnt lose anything in the two years it sat in my cellar but then i dont have a fresh one to compare it to....

Aug 10, 2016
3.94 by Gkruszewski from New York on Aug 07, 2016
4.41 by ta_hagen from Minnesota on Aug 07, 2016
3.64 by liamt07 from Canada (ON) on Jul 31, 2016
3.33 by Rick778 from California on Jul 27, 2016
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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by RyanK252 from California

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a kinda fizzy white head that dissipates pretty quickly.

S: Sweet fruity notes, green grapes, lactic tartness, a little yeasty funk, and a touch of wheat.

T: Plenty of lemony lactic tartness, fruity white wine, white grapes, stone fruit, maybe a hint of berry, a touch of wheat, and faint oak on the back end.

M: Medium body, lively carbonation.

O: A little fruity for my taste in Berliners, but not bad.

Jul 26, 2016
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3.16/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by cavedave from New York

With bare head, almost clear appearance, and light red color it looks like a sparkling rose' wine. Even taking fruit addition into kind consideration, and the pretty color it shows, it does not have a great look for a Berliner.

Nose is sharp lacto notes, also softer tart notes, light and sweet berry, floral in background, with some tannic and earthy hints to balance.

Berry flavor is prominent in the taste, with the sharper lacto notes winning the day from the more rounded yeasty flavors. Much less earthy funk than in the aroma, but more tannic notes to end the sip.

Medijum bodied, very low carb., not as clean a finish as would be optimal, with some clingy berry resin that doesn't work well.

Adding fruit to a Berliner often doesn't work because it ends up too sweetart tasting. Such is the case here, this just isn't a very good Berliner Worth a shot if you are a fruited sour freak, but if you are looking for traditional Berliner Weissebier look elsewhere.

Jul 10, 2016
3.77 by 3-Ball from Georgia on Jun 26, 2016
3.75 by ajdemma from New York on Jun 18, 2016
4.29 by meals00 from Minnesota on Jun 08, 2016
3.61 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Jun 06, 2016
4 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on May 27, 2016
3.17 by DrinkSlurm from New York on May 23, 2016
4.2 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on May 15, 2016
4.72 by Mgcarney from Nebraska on May 12, 2016
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